Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Arts Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major or degree.

The truth? A BFA — or any Tufts degree for that matter — doesn’t limit you to only 1 or 2 career paths. In reality, there are many, many possibilities! Take a look at the chart below, which provides samples of places where Tufts students have interned in recent summers (organization name, position title, and location). As you review the listings, consider the following:

  • While you’ll certainly see some common themes in the types of internships, what we want you to notice is the variety in the types of organizations where students are working. You’ll see galleries, museums, private companies, start-ups, and more!
  • A second major, though helpful for some positions, is by no means required.
  • Do some of these organizations sound interesting? Jot down the names and go to their websites to learn more. Do they list jobs or internships that appeal to you?

We encourage you to chat with a career advisor if you’d like help with brainstorming more potential experiences that could match well with your interests.
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Organization Position Title  Location
#ICANHELP Graphic Design Intern Bakersfield, MA
511 Gallery Curatorial Assistant New York, NY
A Street Frames Frame Intern Cambridge, MA
A/B Partners Graphic Design Intern New York, NY
Advisor360 User Experience Design Intern Weston, MA
Armory Center for the Arts Gallery Programs Intern Pasadena, CA
Baltimore County Arts Guild Artist-in-Residence Baltimore, MD
Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft Quest Design Intern Irvine, CA
Boston Children’s Museum Designer Boston, MA
Brigham & Women’s Hospital Creative Design Research Assistant Boston, MA
Carbondale Arts Blacksmith Assistant Carbondale, CO
Central Square Theatre Youth Underground Fellow Cambridge, MA
Champions of Philanthropy Graphic Design Intern Victoria, Australia
CITYarts Intern New York, NY
Cloth Collaborative Studio Assistant Boston, MA
Common Good Cooperative Artist-in-Residence Boston, MA
Copley Society of Art Intern Boston, MA
Destiny Palmer Artist Assistant Rockland, MA
District of Columbia Arts Center Gallery/Office Intern Washington, DC
FableVision Studios Art Intern Boston, MA
Facebook Product Design Intern Menlo Park, CA
Fastsigns Design Intern Sunnyvale, CA
Feel Memory Feel Memory Intern New York, NY
Fitz & Co Digital Intern New York, NY
Fusco & Four Public Relations Intern Boston, MA
Gaa Gallery Gallery Intern New York, NY
Green Writer’s Press Design/ Production Intern Brattleboro, VT
Griffin Museum of Photography Intern Winchester, MA
The Guild of Boston Artists Gallery Gallery Admin Intern Boston, MA
Her Campus Design Intern Boston, MA
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum SMFA Polly Thayer Starr Studio Intern Boston, MA
iQiyi Producer Beijing, China
Iteration Business and Design Development Intern Cheshire, CT
Ivana George Studio Marketing Intern Boston, MA
Jo Ann Rothschild Artist Assistant Boston, MA
John Ros Intern Boston, MA
J Sybylla Smith Content Management Assistant Somerville, MA
Karmimadeebora McMillan Studio Assistant Boston, MA
Katherine Small Gallery Gallery Intern Somerville, MA
Kokopelli Junior Production Assistant Littleton, CO
Lucia Ravens Intern Medina, OH
Lucid Software Brand Design Intern South Jordan, UT
Magnificent Beast Studio Assistant Boston, MA
MassChallenge Creative Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Education and Graphic Design Intern San Diego, CA
Museum of Fine Arts Stewardship Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Archival Scanning Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Curatorial Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Talent Recruitment and Placement Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Teaching Assistant Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Teen Programs Intern Boston, MA
Muskat Studios Printmaking Intern Somerville, MA
Nathalie Schueller Photography Intern Brooklyn, NY
Neighbors Credit Union Graphic Design Intern St. Louis, MO
Nosy Crow Publishing Intern Lincoln, MA
NPR Sponsorship, Marketing Intern Washington, DC
Ocean Drive Magazine Marketing/ Editing Intern Miami, FL
Pegasystems Brand Design Intern Cambridge, MA
Pellas Gallery Arts Writing Intern Boston, MA
Powell Flutes Intern Maynard, MA
Praise Shadows Art Gallery Marketing Intern Boston, MA
The Public Interest Network Video Editor Denver, CO
QingYuan KongJian Teaching Assistant Beijing, China
Reiwatakiya Art Marketing Intern Boston, MA
Scene Health Product Design Intern Baltimore, MD
Smithsonian National Museum of American History Graphic Design Intern Washington, DC
Somerville Winter Farmers Market Arts and Culture Intern Somerville, MA
Studio Chanel Islands Summer Gallery Intern Old Town Camarillo, CA
Studio on the Common Art Counselor Winchester, MA
Textile Arts Center Youth Education Intern Brooklyn, NY
Tufts Opera Ensemble Production Staff Medford, MA
Tufts University Art Galleries Gallery Attendant Medford, MA
TurningArt Artist Team Intern Boston, MA
TurningArt and the MFA Artist Team Intern and Studio Class Intern Boston, MA
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art Intern Beijing, China
Vermont Studio Center Artist-in-Residence Johnson, VT
WaterFire Providence Arts Management Intern Providence, RI
Yale Norfolk School of Art Summer Resident New Haven, CT
Yu-Wen Wu Studios, LLC Media Assistant Boston, MA

By Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan Assistant Director